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of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
coming from hayward, slow down the speeds because there are very slick conditions. >> president obama is getting ready for martha's vineyard vacation but, first, going before the white house press corps with tough questions he is expected to face today. >> but any, a california police chase leads a minivan to flip over and it does not end here. we will show you what happens next. >> the widow of apple co-founder is part of a new power couple with a high would >> covering daly city, dublin/pleasanton, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, in emeryville to the west this is what you see in the bay bridge with the traffic moving across and the low clouds over san francisco. >> check out this video in the newsroom showing a high-speed chase in southern california. this happened last night and look how it ends, boom. police surrounded the van but the driver refused to come out. he finally surrendered and police say before he flipped the minivan he could be seen tossing out clothes and papers from the vehicle. >> a 50-year-old kidnapping is making headlines agai
in the evening with clouds rolling in the at bay to 76 inhand. >> the obama administration says syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and next the meetings today in thed with, that could set a timetable for military strike. >> a look at the work underway to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge ready for traffic. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bridge? an oakland bit has a way to keep it >> 5:14, and we take you to a potential choke points sir francis drake boulevard which connects 580 and 101 where abc7 news engineer is using cell 7 technology. dick? >> i am on this stretch of sir francis drake boulevard the connection define 580 westbound and 101 southbound that passes the ferry terminal and the shopping center. this has to be a choke point because it is a one-lane surface street that connects two freeways together that be in heavy use today. caltran has their automated sign board warnings in the richmond area warning people that the golden gate bridge is cash only so if you normally do not go that way, that is a good warning. >> okay, dick
of president obama's healthcare reform law, which will require all americans to have health insurance. >>> it's 6:07 now. bay area commuters could be on the verge of another transit strike. by more than a two-to-one margin, transit workers voted against a deal that would have given them a nearly 10% pay raise and improved health and safety conditions. negotiators reached the agreement with management 12 days ago, an hour before they were set to go on strike. union officials say the negotiating committee is discussing what to do next. >>> the threat of the strike comes as b.a.r.t. workers still haven't agreed to a new contract. a judge ordered a 60-day cooling-off period last weekend which delayed the possibility of another strike until october. both sides last met on august 10th. b.a.r.t. officials and union leaders say they remain far apart on many issues, including pay and benefits. >>> the driver of a ford pickup involved in a hit-and-run that killed a man in san jose remains on the loose this morning. it happened near harriet avenue saturday night. ashes from police flares were still visi
president obama, over the weekend, the president vetoed a ruling to prevent the import and sale of older version iphones and ipads because of a copyright infringement. it is day four of a blackout at cbs and cable including show time for millions in new york, los angeles and dallas. knockses have stalled in a dispute with cable, over retransmission fees with the black out starting friday with no end in sight. >> the buddy comedy, with denzel and wahlberg is in first place. wolverine, the x man franchise was in second place. that is america's money. have a >> covering benicia, san ramon, san mateo, and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good monday morning. this is the oakland maze. traffic is light and doing fine. bart strike has been averted for now. after the governor post laughs minute intervention. for now, bart trains are normal but today more people may hit the roads and drive not knowing what was going to happen. right now you can see it looks fine but leyla gulen will keep a chose cry on the bay area roadways and let you know if there is extra volume. >> the san mateo county she
should president obama order a military strike on syria. britain says it will put forward a u.n. security council resolution today condemning the syrian government for the alleged chemical attack last week that has killed hundreds of its civilians. the british parliament is holding an emergency meeting tomorrow on the situation. >> hillary clinton runs to the bay area in november for a benefit for the clinton foundation. tickets for the november 6 event start at $150. she is slitted to speak to the national realtors association and a group young voters under the age of 30. many view her as a possible presidential candidate in 2016. >> driving this morning a familiar mist in the summer is back. we have had while you were on vacation. mike has the forecast. >> we will talk about what is going on. thanksthanks for bringing back e drizzle. there is mist and drizzle out there this morning. it will not be a huge issue. the fog is a bigger issue around santa rosa and you can drive into it because of the low ceiling. we will have a lot of sunshine this afternoon and i think the sun angle will all
on the crisis in syria. president obama, weighing his options right now. congress has been briefed. and white house officials now saying that the surprise vote in great britain is not going to stop the u.s. from acting. preparations for a strike taking place right now. >> we have full coverage starting this morning with abc's jim avila, who is at the white house with the reaction to that stunning vote in parliament last night. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. overnight, just as the president's people were briefing congress on their case against syria, telling the senators and the congresspeople, in fact, even if america has to act alone, america must respond. just before the white house began its briefing, stunning news from america's staunchest ally. britain is out. parliament rejected the prime minister's motion to intervene. and voted against any military action against syria. >> it is clear to me that the british parliament, reflecting the views of the british people. does not want to see british military reaction. i get that. and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: now
finance from president obama during a speech in phoenix today, the president plans to call for getting rid of fannie mae and freddie mac and replacing the bailed out mortgage giant with the government insurer. g.m. is cutting $5,000 off the price of the volt so it can compete against the more popular prius and nissan. you will be forking over more for lettuce with some twice as high as a year ago and other yens are getting more expensive after heavy rain and intense heat in the eastern united states hurt the crops. that is the news from the new york exchange. >> now the weather forecast. >> we have drizzle and well look and show you what is going on. it is only going to get wetter the next couple of mornings as the low pressure draws closer to the coast and it is bringing us the an sense of summer again as temperatures remain below average. you can see no wide-spread rain but the possibility of a few showers that will stay north of bay area thursday and into friday. we will talk about what will happen today: a beautiful picture of oakland, morning drizzle, chilled sunshine and keeping our
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
-opened. it was closed two weeks ago in response to what the obama administration said was a serious terrorist threat. >> a special on for a man many consider a living legend in the struggle emfor equality, the human rights commission honors clarence jones for his work with martin luther king jr. and is a former speechwriter and advisor to the late civil rights leader and currently is the first ever diverse at this time scholar at the university of san francisco. the event coincides with the anniversary of august 28 of the march on washington where king gave his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. >> ahead, seven things to know as you start the day. >> and a plan to bring tigers to a california community and we will hearges. >>> that's "america's money." make it a great day. i'm john muller. >> good morning, whether you are just joining us or head out the door, seven thing you need to know: it is dry. live doppler 7 hd shows thunderstorms are threatening the north bay. that bring as high fire danger. two, the red flag warning has everyone on heightened alert. keep 100 feet of defensible space aroun
anniversary of the march on washington. the trio join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the "let freedom ring" remembers dr. martin luther king jr. "i have a dream" speech and musicians are scheduled to perform, as well. >> attorneys for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover some of the $300,000 in george zimmerman legal expenses. he told a newspaper yesterday that the law requires the state to pay legal costs because george zimmermans with acquitted. after a five-week trial he was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> happening today on the peninsula the palo alto parks and recreation commission will consider an ordinance to make it illegal to feed wildlife and ferrell animals. our media partner reports places like the duck pond and palo alto nature preserve are off limits. officials say feeding wild live does more harm than good causing health problems, overcrowding, and impacting water quality. asan francisco public library is cracking down on bathroom con
not be able to. the obama administration supports the parents in a brief in the court. two lower courts ruled only licensed professionals can administer the shots. >> orchard supply hardware has a new owner, it is official. >> trading is underway on wall street and the dow is down 31 points and we will go to skein king from the new york stock exchange. >> but, first, music fans shell out hundreds to see their favorite bands and they cannot get inside t >> covering walnut creek, burlingame, calculate belt, and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, at 6:44. the golden gate bridge shows traffic moving fine but we have low clouds. our meteorologist says they will be clearing much more quickly today with the temperatures coming up. san jose an elderly man considered at risk is found safe. the 91-year-old was found near a shopping center this morning. he was reported missing yesterday. they were worried because he has alzheimer's disease and is disoriented but the man has been found, safe. >> asiana will give $10,000 to every survivor on board a flight that crashed at sfo last month.
-qaeda. at the white house, president obama discussed counterterrorism with the president of yemen, a country home to a top al-qaeda affiliate. >> the threats are not only trans national in nature but, also, cause severe hardship for the people of yemen. sunday. >> the state department has not ruled out keeping the embassies closed for additional days. there is also concern that other american targets could be connected to this threat. >> it is 5:15. whole foods is opening new stores in dublin/pleasanton and correct as part of an expansion located at dublin boulevard in a new shopping center to be the on vacant land. it will be the first whole food stores in dublin. walnut creek will get the second whole food store near oakland grove road taking over a space occupied by safe way that will move to a larger site across the street. there will be 175 jobs at the two new stores expected to be completed in the next year. >> this is important at this time of the morning: which coffee change does the biggest blast of caffeine? >> bank of america facing more mortgage-related lawsuits. jane king has the blo
insurgents killed the ambassador and three other americans. at the white house yesterday, president obama discussioned counterterrorism with the president of confirmen, a country hope to a top al qaeda affiliate. >> the threats are not only trans national in nature but also causing severe hardship for the people of yemen, themselves. >> the threats are urgent enough that the embassy in yemen's capital will be closed on sunday. >> the department says that the embassies could remain closed into next week but it is not just embassies. sources tell use that other american interests could be targets, too. >> new details, now, on n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. russia has granted the 30 year old american temporary asylum, and now his father is reacting to that news. he spoke to cnn's anderson cooper. >> i was surprised. i was thankful. it was a goo d-day. one more step of many. >> he said he believes his sons cannot get a fair trial in the united states. >> now we will check in on the forecast, obviously, a gray start. >> the fog is coming down. so far we do not have issues at sfo so those are a
this week to block imports of older samsung models. this move comes a few days after the obama administration projected apple from a demand by samsung when they wanted to block the import of apple products. do you like the looks of wendy's pretzel bacon cheeseburger, already so popular an analyst says sales for the month could hit an all-time high the best product launch in 10 years according to an analyst from the new york post, and said it last best product was the salads in 2002. >> we are talkinged for but we will turn to the weather this morning. >> we are talking buns. >> hamburgers. >> explain pea soup. >> now, buns, hamburger buns. >> you keep talking about food. someone get her some food, now, the weather, live doppler 7 hd showing it is drizzle only, not a hard rain. however, that is enough to cause flight arrival delays into sfo and you can see the camera is season a couple of blocks away from coit tower and you can see how hard it is to see. temperatures are still below average because of a sea breeze with more drizzle tonight, probably the last night, dealing with
or thought it would get that bad of the president obama canceled the egypt military exercise with egypt but has not mentioned cutting back on the more than $1 billion in aid the united states gives to that country. today's day of rage is in defiance of the military imposed stated of emergency. it is early afternoon in egypt and there is a nighttime curfew in place. so, time will tell how today unfolds. >> the low number of visitors at san francisco's new exploritorium is costing some employ ease their jobs because 80 positions are eliminated with crowds were smaller than projected with a science museum moved to the new digs on the embarcadero in april. and northbound 680 has a sig-alert and the cars going nowhere. >> that is right. northbound 680 we have all lanes blocked because of an overturned big rig and zero miles per hour in the area. folks that are stuck cannot go anywhere. c.h.p. will have to turn them around some way get them off the freeway. they are saying folks are having to call in sick because there is no way to get anyone and this is causing painful drive in the southboun
on president obama to pardon him. >> the north bay remains under a red flag warning and bay area fire departments are responding. >> a stunning request from the family of the man accused of kidnapping a teen and taking her to idaho and what they want from hannah anderson. you can see the bay, the bay bridge and trafficking is moving okay. mike will tell you about that and leyla gulen has the >> we are back at 6:39. and back in school at san lenadro starting today, 57 degrees, at 7:30 under clouds, and mostly sunny by the afternoon hours and 71 degrees. so, good luck and congratulations. we talk about the game at the coliseum, 12:35 first pitch, 71 and a high burn index here but it is because of the u.v. index and we will head over to at&t park at 12:45 we have 60 degrees also, and 64 and warming up to 66 and it will be breezy at times. if you travel around, the best chance of thunderstorms in the sierra, a smoky 94 in i don't -- in yosemite. >> as we look at our map you can see a buildup of slow downs over the a pass along 580 in livermore and it clears before you reach the dublin int
a rare honor, president obama today will award the medal of honor to staff sergeant from antioch. the army says he was serving in afghanistan in 2009 with the 4th infantry division when he went way above the call of duty and retrieved supplies if fellow soldiers while the understand was under attack by 200 taliban fighters and the sergeant is the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor for anxiouses in iraq or in afghanistan. >> now, mike nicco. >> good morning, everyone, thought we would start with the temperatures on the peninsula, it is homogenized. foster city is 62 and redwood city is 63 and palo alto is the warm spot at 64 degrees. everyone is in the low-to-mid 60's but santa rosa and novato and antioch at 59. we have live more and san jose at 64 and mountain view the warmer spots and san francisco is 60's and oakland and hayward and concord at 62. here is the day planner, we have minor drizzle, not a big deal, but it is out there. minor drizzle through 7:00, and temperatures are not moving at all. by 90 clouds back to the coast and 62. 66 around the bay and 74 inland. b
to be awarded the medal of honor from president obama. the 33-year-old staff sergeant learned last month he was chosen to receive the highest military honor. three years ago in afghanistan he braved enemy fire, twice, to save a fellow soldier. >> the burning man festival is underway today in the nevada desert and it could be the biggest one in the 30--year history after the maximum newspaper of people allows rode from 50,000 to 68,000 taking place in the black rock desert 9. >> check out this picture from take law to you cannot see from one side to the other because of the smoke being so thick. as far as what we are dealing with at home we will have sunshine by noon everywhere but for the coast and temperatures erupting from 62 at the coast to 86 inland. >> seven, a look at the bay bridge toll plaza an accident in and the number one lane is cleared but we have delays arm from berkeley as we go to the map we have this problem in san francisco, northbound 101 causing a pinch in the commute with one lane blocked and slow traffic coming away from the 280 extension. >> a little pinch? like that.
that what the assad regime has done will not go unpunished. >> make no mistake, president obama believes there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> reporter: for kerry the attacks seemed personal. >> as a father, i can't get the image out of my head of a man who held up his dead child, wailing while chaos swirled around him. >> reporter: while the administration is convinced a chemical attack occurred, the u.n. is proceeding with its investigation. those inspectors who came under sniper fire donning bulletproof vests to interview survivors. while u.n. authorization would be ideal, it is doubtful that will come. >> if the united states stands by and doesn't take very serious action, not just launching some cruise missiles, then, again, our credibility in the world is diminished even more, if there's any left. >> so, martha, as you said, this military strike could come soon. a tricky calculation by the obama administration. they want to strike hard enough to punish the assad regime, but they don't wan
voted against intervening in a stunning move. the white house says president obama has not yet made a decision but is prepared to act alone. intelligence report will be released publicly today that reportedly proves that syrian president bashar al-assad's regime is responsible for a chemical attack that killed hundreds of men, women, and children. >> happening today a bill aimed at making limousines safer place as critical vote before a state asimply committee. the bill follows the death of five women on the san mateo bridge in may when the limousine burst into flames. state senator hill sponsored the bill this calls for all let scenes to carry two fire sting -- extinguishers and to meet federal and state safety standards. >> san diego mayor filner is expected to finally leave office if disgrace. he is a ten term congressman who leaves office less than nine months into the four year term as mayor and steps down a week after a defiant speech which he told the city council he was the innocent victim of a lynch mob. the city council president will serve as mayor until a november 19 spe
, to the election of president obama, through the prism of this man. and you feel that the personal and the political and historic all coming together. >> yeah. lee daniels did an amazing job, i think when he directed, to be able to watch. the big issue between me and my son is, very much a father/son story in a lot of ways. >> heartbreaking in many ways. >> yeah. my son who gets involved with the civil rights movement, creating a better life, and trying to create a better life for them. lee is able to show you what this does to our family. >> and there's a wonderful scene, a scene that you're not in. but a scene where your son is with martin luther king. and martin luther king explains that people who are butlers, like cecil gaines, seem s subservient but are serving their people. >> by their dedication to work. they were able to move things forward. and you get to see, too, where he approaches my character, even in a quiet wall you're talking about. he tries to push forward the envelope. asking for a raise for the other butlers. trying to find equality. in his way, he's trying to
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